The third and final ODI between India and Sri Lanka, taking place on Sunday, is a dead-rubber as India has already won the three-match series. However, as it is the year of the ODI World Cup, every ODI is considered important.
India won the toss and elected to bat first. Both teams have made two changes, with Hardik and Umran being rested for India and Surya Kumar Yadav and Washington Sundar being included in the playing XI.
India (Playing XI) for 3rd ODI: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Sri Lanka (Playing XI) for 3rd ODI: Avishka Fernando, Nuwanidu Fernando, Kusal Mendis(w), Ashen Bandara, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara
Fans are questioning the absence of Ishan Kishan from the game, as he hit the fastest ODI double-century in his last outing, but the management is showing faith in Shubman Gill.
Ishan Kishan scores fastest double hundred.
Warms bench for next 3 matches. #INDvSL #IndianCricketTeam
— Suraj Subhash (@SurajSubhash3) January 15, 2023
What is this where is ishan kishan matlab kisi ko dhote raho aur jo achha khale usko bahar rakho bhaduwa selection kamiti aur selector . @klrahul aur @ShubmanGill se ghatiya koi performance kr raha hai salo se kyu team me hai
— Guddu singh (@Guddusi63505962) January 15, 2023
God knows what KL Rahul is doing why not give Ishan Kishan a chance. Very concerned team selection
— Ranjan Deb (@RanjanDeb19) January 15, 2023